Monday, January 28, 2013

Simple Stories and Scor-pal!

My inspiration for today’s post is the 3 x 4 format inspired by all the fun pre-printed journal cards by paper manufacturers and the ever so popular Project Life trend.

Adapting the well known  'meandering book folding technique'  I could not find one for a 3 x 4 size so after a few sample trials I created my own 3x 4 mini album template.  The result is a compact journal booklet (with pockets) made from just one sheet of paper!

For those who are doing Project Life books, this little journal booklet would be perfect to tuck into the 3 x 4 divided page protector for some fun inter-active detail. If you are looking at ways to present gift cards, this would make a fabulous card holder too. 

I love Simple Stories Sn@p Life collections as this paper line was perfect for my project!

Supplies: Simple Storeis Snap Life, W R Memory Keepers cinch and o-wires

Here are the steps to make a journal booklet, in my project example above I made 2 booklets bound together with o-wires.

Step 1: Take a 10 x 8 sheet of card stock and score at 1, 4, and 7 inches. Rotate 90 degrees left and score at 4 inches. Cut along the vertical centre scored line from the bottom until you reach the intersection of the scored lines 3 inches from the top. Trim and discard the bottom right hand piece measuring 4 x 1 inches.

Step 2: To fold your booklet (using the ‘meandering book’ folding technique), start from the left side: skip the 1 inch scored line from the bottom and make your first mountain fold on the 2nd score line, then valley fold, mountain fold as you go to right side, valley fold and then a final mountain fold. (Each time you fold you should be keeping all the previous folded sections together along the way) Once you have the panels folded, wrap the 1 inch width panel around the pages and secure the last opposite flap to close the booklet for a seamless bind. For pages 1 and 3 seal the bottom edges and on page 2 seal the side edges to create the pockets. If you wish to pre apply tape and seal as you fold the booklet, I have shown where you need thin double-sided tape in the last photo below.


Here is another journal booklet I made with a few freebie downloads:

Supplies: Scor-pal, Scor-tape, Reasonably Ribbon, Washi tape (Downtown Tape)
Journal cards (free print-ables from blogs by Holly McCaig and Robin Sampson)

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to make time for some journaling because when we look back the words we write will be just as important as our photos!

1 comment:

  1. I loooove It! Thanks for sharing Virginia! Very useful!


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